Head lice

  • FIRST IDEA FAMILY DAY CARE SERVICES, will take precaution to limit the spread of head lice within the service, while ensuring children are not discriminated against, and appropriate exclusion guidelines are followed.
  • The successful management of outbreaks require a co-operative effort from educators and parents/guardians.
  • Children with head lice are not excluded if effective treatment begins before the next day at the FDC service.
  • The child does not need to be sent home immediately if head lice are detected.
  • Refer to: The National Health and Medical Research Council’s Staying Healthy-Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services (5th edition, updated June 2013)

NATIONAL QUALITY FRAMEWORK

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011

National Quality

Standard

National Quality Standard elements

161-175

4,88,162

2.1, 2.3

2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1,

2.3.2, 2.3.3

RELATED LEGISLATION

  • Children’s Health and Wellbeing Act 2009
  • Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005
  • Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Health Records Act 2001 (Vic)
  • Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001
  • Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008
  • Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (Cwlth)
  • Information Privacy Act 2000

RELATED POLICIES

  • Administration of First Aid
  • Authorisations – Acceptance and Refusal
  • Code of Conduct
  • Confidentiality
  • Enrolment and Orientation
  • Excursions
  • Incident, Illness, and Trauma
  • Medical Conditions

Related resources

  • Department of Education and Training (DET)
  • Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
  • Guide for Family Day Care Educators
  • DET Emergency Management Guidelines
  • No Jab, No Play – Victorian Legislation effective from January 1st 2016
  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)

REVIEW

POLICY REVIEWED

July 2018

NEXT REVIEW DATE

July 2019

MODIFICATIONS

Policy created for First Idea Family Day Care Services, inclusive of changes to the National Quality Standards and Education and Care National Regulations

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